Information and Resources

Title Publish Date Category Description
How we can help -Scottish Induction Service - Urdu 02 Apr 2011 Client information This Urdu leaflet outlines how our Scottish Induction Service (SIS) can help you when you first arrive and highlights their services, support and opening times.
Section 4 support - Arabic 01 Apr 2011 Client information Arabic leaflet that explains Section 4, outlines the eligibility criteria and identifies general time frames for assessing an application.
How we can help - Pashto 01 Apr 2011 Client information Pashto leaflet that outlines the services we offer, how we can help and our opening times.
Practitioners' Housing Guide to Housing Refugees 22 Mar 2011 Facts and figures This guide provides essential information about housing and homelessness rights and entitlements for refugees. It is for housing professionals, frontline and management staff working with Local Authorities (LAs), Registered Social Landlords (RSLs)
Becoming British citizens? Experiences and opinions of refugees living in Scotland 11 Feb 2011 Research reports Research report examining the opinions of refugees living in Scotland towards the UK citizenship process and their views on becoming British citizens. Carried out by Strathclyde University and Scottish Refugee Council.
Briefing to MSPs on UK Border Agency and Scotland (16 Dec 2010) 30 Dec 2010 Policy briefs A briefing on UKBA’s termination of its housing contract with Glasgow City Council, plus UKBA’s refusal to respond to MSPs’ representations on individual asylum and immigration cases.
A housing guide for refugees in Scotland: Racial harassment - Farsi 27 Dec 2010 Client information Farsi leaflet that explains racial harassment, what you can do about it and who can help you.
A housing guide for refugees in Scotland: Renting from a private landlord - Farsi 27 Dec 2010 Client information Farsi leaflet that provides general advice on what is available, how to find a place to rent from a private landlord, what to consider and how to get a tenancy.
A housing guide for refugees in Scotland: Housing benefits and late rent payments - Farsi 27 Dec 2010 Client information Brief guide to the two kinds of housing benefits that are available if you are on a low income or receiving other benefits. It also explains what to do if you fall behind in paying your rent (rent arrears). Provided in Farsi.
A housing guide for refugees in Scotland Housing options: moving away from Glasgow - English 23 Dec 2010 Client information Explains how to obtain housing outside of Glasgow and what will happen when your asylum support from the Home Office (formerly NASS) stops.